Friday, November 07, 2008

A Contest on Elm Street!

I'm not ashamed to admit that I don't want Halloween to pass. And why should it? Why not celebrate the horrific all-year-round? In this macabre spirit I am launching THREE more spine-chilling CONTESTS this month! The first contest announces the arrival of A Nightmare On Elm Street to Portland's Bagdad Theater on glorious 35mm! This is arguably the most terrifying mainstream film of the 1980's and if you're under 30 you probably missed the opportunity to experience Freddy Krueger on the big screen before he degenerated into a lame franchise. Chas Balun hailed A Nightmare On Elm Street as a "violent, gory surreal thriller...a compelling treat for the conscientious horror afficianado." So here's the contest: what movie does Nancy watch on TV to try to stay awake? The first person to correctly answer this question wins 2 PASSES to A Nightmare On Elm Street on Saturday November 15th. Just post your answer here as a comment. Extra points for true horror nerds: why did Wes Craven reference this particular film in his movie? If you answer this extra question correctly I will personally buy your first beer. Good luck. And whatever you do...don't fall asleep!

6 comments:

Constantine said...

Too easy Evil Dead.

Constantine said...

Too easy Evil Dead.

Dennis Dread said...

Doh! Constantine has once again swaggered in like John Saxon singing 'Denim & Leather' and claimed the prize! Too easy indeed...

But no one has tackled the extra bonus question yet. I have another set of passes and will personally buy you a beer if you can tell me WHY Wes Craven placed Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' in his film. Why? WHY???

Noah said...

Shit I can't remember the deal with that. Isn't it because Raimi had a torn in half "Hills Have Eyes" poster in evil dead or another movie? I remember reading about that somewhere a long time ago.

Dennis Dread said...

Noah nailed it! All those years reading Fangoria without a girlfriend have finally payed off in spades!

In 1983 Sam Raimi slipped a poster of 'The Hills Have Eyes' into a scene in 'Evil Dead' where Ash wanders through the basement with a flashlight. If you blink you'll miss it, but it was the young director's nod to his pal Wes Craven. A year later Wes Craven returned the favor by having Nancy watch the 'Evil Dead' to stay awake in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.

Noah gets the passes AND the beer!

Leon said...

ZAPPED?